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  • AUTONOMOUS HAULING IS HERE

    Autonomous vehicles are in mines today. Companies are now testing how autonomous mine-haul trucking could improve construction and operations in mines.

    This comes at an interesting time too, as the mining sector is in the midst of a technological revolution with both automation and smart technologies becoming more common. This will help boost productivity and improve safety.

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    Apr 4, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Thousands Attend Canada’s Largest Heavy Equipment Trade Show in Mississauga

    Big crowds of heavy equipment professionals filled the halls of Mississauga’s International Centre last week for the 2019 edition of the National Heavy Equipment Show, which took place Thursday, March 28 and Friday, March 29.

    This year’s edition welcomed 12,668 buyers, holding steady with past events. With large-scale projects planned across the country for roadbuilding, infrastructure, and more, key decision makers and purchasers came out in full force to this year’s show.

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    Apr 2, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • KOBELCO Celebrates Production Of 1000th Excavator At USA Manufacturing Facility

    KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to provide customers with quality products from its North American manufacturing facility in Moore, SC. KOBELCO recently produced its 1000th excavator at the USA facility and celebrated the milestone by hosting a ceremony on March 27, 2019.

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    Apr 2, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • 5 futuristic concepts drivers want most

    5 futuristic concepts drivers want most

    (BPT) - Do you remember being a child, sitting in front of a glowing television? The familiar theme song would play, color would fill the screen and there they'd be - that futuristic family in a flying cartoon car. It was an incredible sight, one that filled us with wonder and excitement, and the hope of having our very own airborne automobile by 2020.

    Sixty-eight percent of Americans believed that dream would turn into reality, according to Hankook Tire's Gauge Index Survey. While we wait for that innovation to come to the mass market, the reality of putting your car on autopilot is right around the corner.

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    Apr 2, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • BC Ferries Wins Award For Converting The Spirit Of British Columbia To LNG

    BC Ferries has won the Shippax Retrofit Award for completing the conversion of

    a large passenger ferry from diesel to liquefied natural gas (LNG). The award, received in March

    at the Shippax Ferry Conference, recognizes the innovative work performed on the Spirit of

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    Apr 2, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • The Liebherr R 922 Crawler Excavator Wins A Prize At The If Design Award 2019

    The Liebherr R 922 crawler excavator, launched worldwide in October 2018, has won a prize at the IF Design Award 2019 in the "product design" category. With an operating weight of 22 tonnes and an engine output of 120 kW/163 HP, this machine was developed and produced by Liebherr-France SAS in Colmar (France).

    The R 922 crawler excavator, winner of the iF Design Award 2019 in the "product design" category.

    Like all the crawler excavator models in Liebherr's latest generation 8, the R 922 benefits from a fully redesigned architecture offering users enhanced comfort, safety, ergonomics and operating performance. Accompanied by other representatives from the brand-new generation 8, the R 922 will make its world début on the Liebherr stand at the Bauma 2019 fair in Munich from 8 to 14 April.

    The iF product design award: a global benchmark

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    Apr 1, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Volvo CE And Lego Technic Futuristic Concept Wins Gold At If Design Awards

    Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has scooped a top prize at the design industry’s most prestigious awards – yet another success of the company’s unique collaboration with LEGO Technic.

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    Apr 1, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Daimler Trucks Acquires Stakes In Torc Robotics

    • Combination of pioneers in trucks and automated vehicles forms unique player to bring highly automated trucks on roads

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    Apr 1, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Why I Want To Drive A Truck!!

    My name is Jordan, and I am a professional driver. I want to learn to drive truck. Currently, I drive school bus. I have maintained my B now for two years and love what I do. The precision movements, the attention to detail, the constant testing of my spacial awareness, and circle checks, please! To some this all sounds like a burden, but to me it is both gratifying and fulfilling. I take great pride in what I do and I believe that shows in my work.

    Like most, I obtained my G1 as soon as I was able. That night, my mother took me out for my first “lesson”. I had of course, like any other delinquent teen, driven many times prior. Little laps around the block when I was just supposed to be switching the cars in the lane way, (sometimes a little further). But nothing like what I experienced that night. A couple of wrong turns left us on a road that emptied onto the 401. We should have stopped and switched, but under my mothers direction, I merged onto the highway. There were three of us in the car, a 1992 forest green Dodge Shadow. I remember the sound of the horn as a truck came up behind us and my Dad in the back seat shouting “Punch it! Punch it!” as he maintained a death grip on my head rest. I looked in the mirror and read ‘MACK’ spelled backwards and kept the pedal on the floor. I laughed as the adrenaline pumped through my body. I knew we were fine, I knew even then that I had full control over the vehicle and that I may have upset the driver with our poor choice, but we were safe. And I was hooked. I drove everywhere from then on. I was good. I am good. I wish that I had been exposed to racing at that time in my life. It is my dream to race. Although the two jobs are very different, they both require a immense amount of skill and a formidable grasp on the movements of the vehicle. That is why I want to drive truck.

     I am a professional driver. I started my career as a driver about 5 years ago, a little later in life than most. So far my age has not stood in my way of being awesome and learning new things. My life had just changed rather unexpectedly and I found myself a job working as a car jockey at a local car and truck rental company. I did detailing, customer shuttles, shuttling rentals from city to city as well as small maintenance. What I learned from the experience was that driving the bigger vehicles was the highlight of each day. From there I moved from position to position getting the experience I needed to achieve the credentials I wanted. My goal is to climb my way through opportunities until I achieve my AZ License and am teaching driving to others.

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    Apr 1, 2019 - 2 months ago

  • Women In Trucking 2019 April Member Of The Month

    Women In Trucking Association (WIT) announced Bonnie Neal as its 2019 April Member of the Month. The 76-year-old is currently driving part time in Oregon.  

    Bonnie has been in trucks since she was 10 years old, riding with her Dad in a log truck in the Oregon Mountains. She had to quit riding with him when she was old enough to drive as girls were not allowed to drive trucks at that time.

    At the age of 18, Bonnie married a logger’s son who also wanted to drive. He eventually began hauling produce on the West coast for a company that allowed female drivers. In 1974, Bonnie paid $20 for the truck driver’s medical card, $10 for the chauffeur’s license endorsement on her driver’s license and was finally allowed behind the wheel of a truck.

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    Apr 1, 2019 - 2 months ago

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